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Sunday, 22 January 2012

Off Skates

Sunday's usually mean skate days. Unfortunately for me I'm having off skates Sunday today. Feeling rough as arse holes with a cold I'm sharing with new kitty, and I don't think SSRG All Stars will be happy if I share it with them all (bout day next Saturday).



So my plans for today include; playing with new kitty, deciding on a name for said kitty (and both agreeing on that name), laying horizontally on the settee and perhaps even playing Pokemon and Little Big Planet 2. A very lazy day indeed.

I shall also be lusting over a number of Hello Kitty shoes I've spied...










Hello Kitty shoes on Clog Heaven

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Crafty

I'm feeling very crafty indeed. There are so many things I want to get making. But there are so many other rather important things I should get done first. Oh the inner turmoil!

Pokemon sampler
















Snowflake crown





Lacey scarf

Soot sprites

Pinboard houses









This weekend will be filled with much making and doing :o)





















Friday, 6 January 2012

Roller Derby; Looking Back


Whilst I should be doing admin at work, I've actually been looking through old roller derby pictures in my photos file. I've decided to share a few. So here you go...























A few from various practices, bouts and promo shots over the past three or so years. Enjoy!

Want to know more???? Visit www.sheffieldsteelrollergirls.co.uk

Thursday, 5 January 2012

Knitting, Real Life & Roller Derby




Who knew that roller girls had real lives? Lives outside of roller derby! The lovely Cindy Slaughter knits and sells a fabulous assortment of cute and kitsch accessories. I would strongly advise anyone and everyone to view her website Knit & Destroy and follow her smashing blog too!




Cross Stitch Kistch


Fellow team mate and good friend, Rabid Kitten, posted this here photo on FB today. My partner became very excited at the prospect of me sewing one for my home, so Kitten is forwarding the pattern on to me.

I used to do a little cross stitch at school and have more recently got in to modern embroidery (I've sewn some fetching swallows and roses on to a tea towel). But I've never really considered taking on a major cross stitch project and displaying the finished project. After seeing Kitten's photo, it is now all I can think about.

I've found some amazing Pokemon and Hello Kitty patterns across the web and can't wait to get started! I'll certainly be framing the end results and hanging them on our incredibly bare walls.

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Inspired By Animals

I realise I should currently be concentrating on my pepper project, but I've been distracted by the next big art project in the pipeline.

This year's GCSE paper has been released, though the class won't be given it until after Feb half term. I've been having a look through the paper and there are a few questions that instantly spark my inspiration. I'm considering going for the "Animals" themed one. But is that just the obvious and easiest choice to go for? Should I expand my mind a little more and go with "Here and now", or "Sense of place"? Both choices also caught my eye. They'd definitely take more thought as they're such abstract concepts. But then why not just go for "Animals" if it instantly inspires hundreds of creative thoughts? There's still plenty of time until I make the final decision though, so I can think on it some more.






























I believe that the class teacher is opting for the "Buildings" themed question to give his class. I'd be devastated if that one was forced upon me. Especially considering the six other choices. So it's likely to be a completely independent project for me. That suits me fine. At least I won't be unconsciously affected by other student's work.